Earth's shadow masks our view of an asteroid as it travels 'very close' to the planet

The close call last night was an asteroid called 2016 VA, that was discovered by the Mt. Lemmon Sky Survey in Arizona. It swept past at a distance of 46,600 miles.
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Some short-haul flights from Heathrow continue to be disrupted by a worldwide computer crash.
An academic questions methods used to calculate working class pupil numbers at grammar schools.
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More than a third of departures are cancelled, as disruption caused by an IT crash enters a second day.
British Airways warns there will still be some delays and cancellations, a day after its IT crash.
A massive IT systems failure led to all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick being cancelled on Saturday.
A massive IT systems failure led to all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick being cancelled on Saturday.
Boss says power cut behind IT problem which saw all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick cancelled.
All British Airways flights leaving Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday are cancelled.
All British Airways flights leaving Heathrow and Gatwick are cancelled until 18:00 BST.
The airline apologises for the "IT outage", which is affecting passengers at a number of airports.
If you're fasting during the Muslim holy month, here's how you can stay sharp in the exam hall.
The United States will test an existing missile defense system to try to intercept an ICBM next week, US officials said on Friday, at a time when North Korea is trying to develop one.
The Ultimate Lightning McQueen car has expressive LCD display eyes, a soft plastic mouth that can 'talk,' and can reach top speeds of up to six miles (9.6 kilometers) per hour.
The creature, found in the Amazonian lowlands of Ecuador, has green spots across its back and a ‘red heart fully visible’ underneath, thanks to the transparent membrane around its organs.
Male gum-leaf skeletoniser moths with larger antennae are better at detecting smaller amounts of sex pheromones from females, Australian researchers have found.
The phenomenon was captured on May 25 by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), during a lunar transit that lasted nearly an hour. During this time, the moon covered 89 percent of the sun.
The study found that during Greenland's hottest summers on record, 2010 and 2012, the ice in Rink Glacier on the island's west coast slid through the glacier's interior in a gigantic wave
The three men often seen celebrating with Kim Jong-un are former air force general Ri Pyong Chol, veteran rocket scientist Kim Jong Sik, and head of weapons development Jang Chang Ha.
The cells, known as astrocytes, act like mini Hoovers in the brain, sweeping up cells as the brain's connections become weak and break apart, according to Italian researchers.
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Andy Rubin has revealed a glimpse of his firm's new handset with what appears to be a radical tiny 360 degree camera plugged into the top.
Solar Probe Plus will see a spacecraft orbit within four million miles of the sun’s blazing-hot surface, according to NASA. This is seven times closer than any craft has ventured before it.
President Donald Trump's budget proposal would cut funding for the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system for California, Oregon and Washington state.
Starting in September, two online classes from the ESG business school will be using a facial recognition program called Nestor to measure students’ engagement and attention.
PepsiCo has done 'extensive work' with and is no longer interested in cricket powder and meal worm powder - whole meal worms ground into a finer powder as a high-protein source.
Researchers say their study identifies "cognitive factors" that might lie behind brutal acts.
While the majority of emojis used seem to say similar things and look similar, researchers at the University of Michigan found that people don't interpret them similarly.
The tiny headset can project everything from maps, the locations of friends and foes and even night vision feeds into a soldier's vision.
With summer nearing, the extra heat is already causing many of us to toss and turn. But that is set to get much worse by 2050, with soaring temperatures set to rob us of even more sleep, US scientis
The site, in Newbold-on-Stour, dates between 4,000 and 3,000BC, and its purpose is unknown. Five skeletons, though to date to the late Bronze Age, were also found nearby.
Iceland’s position on the boundary between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates means it’s ‘slowly being split apart’ – and, some areas could be due for a ‘Big One,’ experts
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